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Old 07-19-2005, 03:58 AM   #1
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Angry Can't Access Floppy Drive from SUSE 9.3


I know for a fact there's nothing wrong with the drive or the disk. I tested both in other OS's. If I click on Home on the task bar in KDE and goto /media/floppy it works fine. But when I click on "My Computer" on the desktop and click Floppy Drive I get this error message.

Title "Error - Konqueror"
The process for the media protocol died unexpectedly.

There's another little window that pops up.

Title "Mounting /dev/fd0"
0% progress bar

I have a feeling the problem lies in KDE some where.

Another note, I just noticed that in /media there are two directores. The first one is obvious, it's floppy, the other says floppy_1.

So I've got /media/floppy and /media/floppy_1

I have a feeling that this is related to my problem some how.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Have you looked at your fstab file? It may have created two lists for one floppy drive, and created the mount points whenever you installed SuSE. Have you tried mounting the floppy drive manually? If so, what results? Has this problem always existed? Or is it recent?

I wish I could help more - but I may just be pointing you in the wrong direction....don't know exactly what could be the problem.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 04:25 AM   #3
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"Have you looked at your fstab file?"

No, how do I do that?

"It may have created two lists for one floppy drive, and created the mount points whenever you installed SuSE. Have you tried mounting the floppy drive manually? If so, what results?"

I'm not that familiar with manually mounting drives. But since I can open up /media/floppy in Konqueror I'll assume that it's mounting properly.

"Has this problem always existed? Or is it recent?"

I'm not sure when the actual problem started (I hardly ever use my floppy drive) but I just upgraded fro, SUSE 9.1 to SUSE 9.3. But I didn't try my drive until recently. At one point I ended up reinstalling SUSE and the problem wont go away. So I'm wondering if there's something in my /home folder that's causing it.

"I wish I could help more - but I may just be pointing you in the wrong direction....don't know exactly what could be the problem."

Is there any logs worth posting that would be helpful? I'm still pretty new with Linux. All I use my computer for is internet, email and such.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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Your fstab file is located at /etc/fstab and it lists where all of your partitions should be mounted. Right now just post the contents of that file for me (you can open it in any text editor, such as kedit or gedit) (As a side note - it looks to me that the fstab line for your floppy drive is set to "noauto" - if you feel comfortable enough editing this file, and if that argument exists, merely delete the "no" portion of it.

You could always try mounting the floppy drive manually, to see if that helps. (It may not help with how you can view the drive.) Im not sure how to do it, but Im sure a simple google search would suffice.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:50 PM   #5
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/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
/dev/hdb2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0


I'll try what you said and get back to you.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:34 AM   #6
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I'm not sure of the difference between FC3 and Suse, but after I installed FC3, neither my floppy or CD-R would mount from the Desktop icons. Right click on the icon, and go into properties, then click on the device tab, in the device path, it should say /dev/fd0,, for the floppy, and it should automatically define the mount point.

The CD-ROM, should be /dev/cdrecorder.

Yeah, it seems that KDE wants to use the old mount points, /mnt/floppy, and /mnt/cdrom, so it sets the icons for those mount point, if you change the device path, it should reset the mount point.

Hope this helps, or you alrdy got the problem fixed I am just a newbie myself, but I've fallen in love w/ FC3, too bad you can't find it as a woman. j/k. :P

Chylde

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Old 07-23-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
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Problem still not solved. The icon does try to mount /dev/fd0. The thing is I think there's a double mount going on some where and the icon is getting confused. As I said there are two floppy locations in my /media folder even though I only have one drive. I believe that's related to the problem, that much I know. Are there any other file or logs I can post that would give any of you a clue?

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Old 07-23-2005, 08:45 PM   #8
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/media/floppy_1 is a bogus mount point...

According to your fstab your floppy disk is automatically (subfs) mounted on /media/floppy when inserted:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0

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